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Australia weather bureau says climate indicators near La Nina thresholds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday climate indicators were near the levels associated with a La Nina weather event and pegged the chance of the weather pattern developing this year at 50 percent.

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U.S. government should manage climate risks as costs soar: GAO report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government should adopt a strategy to manage climate change risks, as their cost to the government may rise as much as $35 billion per year by mid-century, a congressional watchdog office report released on Monday said.

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Nicaragua will join Paris climate pact, leaving U.S., Syria isolated

(Reuters) - Nicaragua is set to join the Paris climate agreement, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President Rosario Murillo on Monday, in a move that leaves the United States and Syria as the only nations outside the global pact.

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Nicaragua set to join Paris climate accord -vice president

(Reuters) - Nicaragua is planning to join the Paris climate agreement and has presented the relevant documents at the United Nations, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Rhino, elephant poaching declines in Namibia

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia recorded fewer cases of rhino and elephant poaching this year compared to recent years, the southern African nation's minister of environment and tourism said on Monday.

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Sunny weather provides relief for Ivory Coast cocoa farmers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The sunniest weather in three months should improve the size and quality of Ivory Coast's main crop just before harvesting picks up next month, farmers said on Monday.

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Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It was a source of national pride - technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.

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London introduces vehicle pollution levy in new blow to diesel

LONDON (Reuters) - London brought in a new levy on the oldest and most polluting cars entering the city center from Monday, almost doubling how much motorists have to pay in the latest blow to diesel.

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Exclusive: EU dismisses smoke regulation, looks into tougher fire safety tests

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - There is no need for Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from building materials, according to a report expected to be signed off by the EU executive over the coming weeks, disappointing campaigners who say regulation is urgently needed following London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

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China's top steelmaking city deepens output cut to fight smog: CSJ

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top steelmaking city, Tangshan, will step up curbs on industrial output as it makes greater efforts to cut hazardous smog, the China Securities Journal reported on Monday.

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Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

OSLO (Reuters) - Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment.

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China aims to meet air quality standards by 2035: minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will strive to comply fully with its own air quality standards by 2035, the country's environment minister said on Monday, adding that the long and difficult battle against pollution would eventually benefit the economy.

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China's war on pollution has not caused unemployment: minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's campaign against pollution has not caused job losses or hurt its economy, the country's environment minister said at a briefing on Monday.

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Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

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Philippines declares battle with Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years.

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Philippines declares siege by Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines declared an end on Monday to five months of fierce urban warfare in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State militants, a battle that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years.

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Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

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EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has canceled plans for three of its scientists to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday, an official said on Sunday.

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Weakening typhoon Lan passes near Tokyo, at least two killed

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving the capital, Tokyo, largely unscathed, although at least two people were reported killed and train and plane services disrupted.

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Suicide bomber kills 13 others in northeast Nigerian city: police official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict with Boko Haram stretches into its ninth year.

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London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

LONDON (Reuters) - London introduced a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles on Monday to try to improve air quality in the British capital, the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said.

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Petrobras applies to swap environmental fines for services

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Petróleo Brasileiro SA has applied to federal environmental agency Ibama to provide environmental protection services in exchange for wiping out all its fines for environmental offenses, the state-controlled oil company said late on Saturday.

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Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan's main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, tens of thousands advised to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared toward the coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds on a national election day.

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting rail services on a national election day.

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Ecuador defends big Yasuni rainforest oil bet

YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters) - The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world's most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology.

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Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said.

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Storm Brian clobbers Ireland and British coastal towns, buildings damaged

TENBY, Wales (Reuters) - Storm Brian battered towns in Ireland and along the western coast of England and Wales on Saturday, with gusts and high seas causing heavy damage to buildings.

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China says winter smog battle to have limited impact on economy

BEIJING (Reuters) - The economic impact of China's tough campaign against smog this winter is expected to be limited, a senior state planning official said on Saturday.

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Three dead, search on for others after landslide at Malaysia construction site

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Three foreign workers were killed and 11 others were missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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Fighting in southern Philippine city may end imminently - military

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said on Saturday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Designing a More Inclusive City

Keeping people out has become a defining feature of far too many public places.

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Tesla raises borrowing capacity for car leases to $1.1 billion

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity for a car lease program to $1.1 billion from $600 million.

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UPDATE 1-Tesla raises borrowing capacity for car leases to $1.1 bln

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity for a car lease program to $1.1 billion from $600 million.

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Red Century: When New York City Was the Capital of American Communism

From cooperative parties in the Bronx to the Lower East Side unions, the Big Apple was once a vibrant center for the left.

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Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state.

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Tesla raises borrowing capacity under warehouse agreements to $1.1 billion

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity, related to an agreement, to $1.1 billion as the electric car maker spends heavily to fix production bottlenecks of its new Model 3 sedan.

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Tesla raises borrowing capacity under warehouse agreements to $1.1 bln

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity, related to an agreement, to $1.1 billion as the electric car maker spends heavily to fix production bottlenecks of its new Model 3 sedan.

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UPDATE 3-Kansas City Southern overcomes hurricane to beat on revenue

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern posted a better-than expected quarterly profit on Friday despite disruptions from Hurricane Harvey but may be impacted by the NAFTA negotiations as more than a quarter of its revenue comes from shipments between Mexico and the United States.

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Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.

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Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.

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Barcelona: A Global City in the Eye of a Separatist Storm

The question of Catalan independence has proved a more complex question for those in Barcelona than for Catalans living outside the regional capital.

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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-Higher freight volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, the fourth-largest U.S. railroad, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by year-over-year growth from all of its six business units and increased rail car volumes.

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Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

It was the envy of the world, teeming with life, energy and grand human plans.

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EPA abandons changes to renewable fuel program after lawmaker pressure: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of controversial changes to the nation's renewable fuel program after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers, the agency said in a letter to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Uber said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities.

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Why this city is the Versailles of Germany

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Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore.

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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff

(Reuters) - U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales.

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Chinese city confirms Xinfa aluminum capacity cut

BEIJING (Reuters) - Xinfa Group, one of China's top aluminum producers, will have to close 381,900 tonnes per year of smelting capacity this winter, its home city of Liaocheng confirmed on Friday.

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APRIL halts Indonesia paper unit ops as forestry permit revoked

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) has suspended forestry operations at its Indonesian pulp and paper subsidiary after the government cancelled a long-term work plan citing environmental non-compliance.

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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.

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Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

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Democrats fail to block Arctic reserve oil drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth.

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U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will respond to permit requests within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly -- and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so.

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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

LONDON (Reuters) - Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.

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U.S. Senate to vote on measure to block drilling in Arctic reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation.

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After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps.

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California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - California Department of Insurance on Thursday said preliminary insurance data estimated the California wildfires losses at $1.05 billion, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

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U.S. House members ask EPA not to lower biofuels requirements

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Thursday not to lower some requirements for mixing biofuels into the country's fuel supply, but also not to let ethanol exports qualify for renewable fuel credits, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters.

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Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.

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'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

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Refining capacity might fall short of demand after 2020 -Varo CEO

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Global oil refining capacity might not meet demand for oil products after 2020 as consumption continues to grow, boosting profit margins, Roger Brown, chief executive of European refiner Varo Energy, said on Thursday.

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South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

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As battle rages, devastated Philippine city starts its long cleanup

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - War might still be raging in the ruins of the Philippine city of Marawi, but the cleanup has already began.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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China's bold gas plan may threaten winter power supplies

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered state oil companies to speed up the construction of pipelines to move natural gas to homes and factories, underscoring worries that the country's insufficient infrastructure could cause power outages during the peak winter demand period.

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China's Chongqing Changan to stop selling combustion-engine cars from 2025

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Chongqing Changan Automobile on Thursday said it would stop selling combustion-engine cars, starting 2025, and invest more than 100 billion yuan ($15.10 billion) by that time to advance its "new energy strategy".

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South African court revokes shale gas regulations: AgriSA

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court has quashed regulations governing proposed shale gas fracking, farmers lobby AgriSA said on Thursday after taking the government to court to stop fracking in Eastern Cape province.

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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one

YANGON (Reuters) - One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames.

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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city

YANGON (Reuters) - One person was injured in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels on Thursday, sending clouds of dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames.

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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

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Peru releases artificially hatched baby turtles into wild

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru released more than 5,000 baby turtles into an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a group of 700,000 being hatched artificially in 2017 to keep their eggs from being depleted by excessive hunting in the wild, a park official said on Wednesday.

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Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.

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Dream City?: Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.

Here’s an opportunity to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will humans be put first?

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EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states agreed on Wednesday a measure to guard the carbon market in case of a breakdown in Brexit talks as well as extending the exemption of international flights from the European Union's charges for carbon emissions until the end of 2023.

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Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels: Iowa governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said U.S. President Donald Trump had told her he was committed to biofuels, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss biofuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had a "very positive" call with U.S. President Donald Trump about the importance of biofuels to the corn-growing state on Tuesday, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss renewable fuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday about the renewable fuels standard as concern has risen from corn-growing states over the administration's ethanol policies, the governor's office said.

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Portugal fires burn 520,000 hectares, nearly 60 percent of EU total

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's fires have burnt 520,000 hectares of forest this year, 52 times the size of Lisbon and representing nearly 60 percent of the total area burnt in the entire European Union in 2017, data from the EU showed on Wednesday.

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Guiyang Journal: Forget Marx and Mao. Chinese City Honors Once-Banned Confucian.

Guiyang has built a museum and park to Wang Yangming, a 16th-century philosopher at the center of a propaganda drive by China’s leader, Xi Jinping.

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BRIEF-CITY HOLDING COMPANY Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.89

* Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.90 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S

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U.S. firm to build solar plants in blackout-plagued Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the U.S.-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages.

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BP eyes smaller renewable investments to avoid repeating losses

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is focusing on smaller investments in renewable energy to avoid large losses in the sector like those it suffered earlier in the decade, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday.

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China clean energy firms face $30 billion subsidy shortfall: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to pay billions of yuan in subsidies to clean energy companies, with the shortfall set to quadruple by 2020, a government official said on Wednesday, underscoring the cost of funding the country's ambitious renewables push.

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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

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China to struggle to launch nationwide carbon market in 2017: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to launch its long-awaited nationwide carbon trading scheme this year as planned, an official from the country's state planner said on Wednesday.

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Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, police said.

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Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

(Reuters) - Statues of two leaders of the Confederacy will be moved from public places in Lexington, Kentucky, to a cemetery where the men they represent are buried, an action that began quietly on Tuesday in the midst of a national debate about memorials to those who fought for the South in the U.S. Civil War.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.

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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims.

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Travel company TUI plans extra flight capacity after Monarch failure

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Europe's largest tour operator TUI is putting on extra flights to make up for capacity lost after this month's collapse of Monarch, TUI's UK and Ireland boss said on Wednesday.

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Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

CIKAWAO, Indonesia (Reuters) - A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.

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Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises.

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U.S. municipal disaster plans seen more vital for ratings: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state and city governments' planning for natural disasters will become more critical to their credit quality as costs to deal with extreme weather events increase, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday.

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Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Portugal's government faces no-confidence vote over forest fires

LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese opposition party launched a motion of no-confidence in the Socialist government on Tuesday over its failure to prevent the loss of human lives in this week's lethal wildfires, the second such disaster in four months.

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U.S. congressman seeks information on Interior Dept coal study funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Democratic congressman is asking the U.S. Interior Department to explain what happened to $400,000 officials there said they were withholding from a study about the health impacts of coal mining, according to a letter to the agency from the congressman, Raul Grijalva, released to the public on Tuesday.

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India orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government ordered diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down on Tuesday as air quality in the capital deteriorated ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing.

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Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Cuban food output stagnates, may decline in 2017

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban food output stagnated during the first half of 2017, the government reported this week, and may decline this year because of damage from Hurricane Irma.

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Portugal's wildfires die down, criticism of government grows

LISBON (Reuters) - Lethal wildfires in Portugal died down on Tuesday under the first real rain since June, but the government faced growing criticism for its slow response to the second such disaster in four months.

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Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way

HANOI (Reuters) - Floods in Vietnam last week killed 83 people and 20 were missing, officials said on Tuesday, with thousands of homes submerged or destroyed and several towns cut off.

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Philippine City Declared ‘Liberated’ From Terrorists After Months of Fighting

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines declared Marawi free from “terrorist influence” on Tuesday after two militant leaders were killed a day earlier.

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India's Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

GUNTUR, India (Reuters) - One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges.

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Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target

OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a U.S. pullout.

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China's winter cuts heat up aluminum market

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government's campaign to reduce smog pollution and whittle down excess production is set to take around a tenth of its aluminum smelting capacity out of the market by the year-end, potentially adding fuel to a months-long price rally.

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand around city stadium

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Tuesday they are battling Islamic State around Raqqa stadium, the jihadists' last foothold in their former Syrian capital, after seizing a nearby hospital.

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Philippine president declares Marawi City liberated from militants

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, media and a government minister said.

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Philippines city liberated from ISIS-affiliated militants, Duterte says

The Philippines city of Marawi has been liberated from ISIS-affiliated militants following a five-month standoff, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday, according to CNN Philippines.

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Japan's Kansai Electric to scrap two aging nuke reactors: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co is likely to decommission two aging reactors at Ohi nuclear plant because of the high costs meeting new safety standards set after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei business daily said on Tuesday.

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Australia shuns clean energy target in policy overhaul

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.

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Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.

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Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

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Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday.

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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.

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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday.

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Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country.

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Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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Wildfires kill at least 35 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 35 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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California wildfire death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain ground

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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Two dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Two people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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One dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - A woman was killed as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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Mix of sun and rain in Ivory Coast to boost cocoa crop

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Heavy rains continued last week in most of top grower Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions but increased sunny spells are expected to boost the nascent main crop, farmers said on Monday.

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Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 30 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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BRIEF-RENESOLA GENERATES 29 MLN KW HOURS OF ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR PROJECTS IN CHINA IN Q3

* RENESOLA LTD - ‍DISTRIBUTED GENERATION (DG) SOLAR PROJECTS IN CHINA GENERATED APPROXIMATELY 29 MILLION KILOWATT HOURS OF ELECTRICITY IN Q3 OF 2017​

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Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, trees and power lines down

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ophelia began to batter Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves, as the government warned the country's worst storm in half a century could cause fatalities.

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China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact: report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will have to launch more ambitious renewable energy and non-fossil fuel targets and ramp up efforts to enforce them to avoid missing global climate accord requirements, two government think tanks said on Monday.

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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least nine people died as hundreds of wildfires ravaged northern Spain and Portugal, scorching farmland and forcing the evacuation of towns and villages, authorities said on Monday.

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Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Turks and Caicos Islands

(Reuters) - A low pressure system, about 100 miles east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

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Philippines Says It Killed ISIS-Linked Leader in Push to Reclaim City

Isnilon Hapilon and the group he led, Abu Sayyaf, have occupied parts of the southern city of Marawi since May. He was wanted by the F.B.I. for hostage-taking.

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Oil no longer leaking from pipe after spill in Gulf Of Mexico: LLOG

(Reuters) - LLOG Exploration Offshore said on Monday oil was no longer escaping from a jumper pipeline operated by the company that was fractured, causing a spill into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

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China can solve renewable energy waste problem by 2020: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expects to solve the problem of renewable energy waste by 2020, Liang Zhipeng, deputy director of the new energy and renewable energy department of the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a presentation at a conference on Monday.

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Ireland braces as tropical storm Ophelia approaches

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Ireland closed schools and hospitals on Monday and warned people to stay indoors as tropical storm Ophelia threatened to lash the country with the worst weather in 50 years.

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Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after floods kill 72

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country's north and center last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said.

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Iraqi Forces Begin Assault Near Kurdish-Held City of Kirkuk

American officials call for calm as Iraqis move in and Kurds vow to defend the city and oil fields at the center of their bid for independence.

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Firefighters gain edge in battle with deadly California blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as winds eased while searchers combed charred ruins for more victims of the blazes that have claimed at least 40 lives.

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Easing winds give firefighters edge on deadly California conflagration

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained some ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as lower winds and more manpower gave an edge on blazes that have killed at least 40 people and turned whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country into ash.

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Two people die in fires in northwestern Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Two people have died in a wave of fires that are ravaging different parts of Spain's northwestern Galicia region, a Civil Guard spokeswoman said on Sunday.

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Breath of hope as firefighters battle dead California blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

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Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

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Keno City Journal: Faded Yukon Gold Rush Town, Population 20, Mines Its Weirdness

Prospectors, prostitutes and bootleggers have come and gone. There’s no cellphone service and no police. But there are two bars, whose owners haven’t been on speaking terms for over a decade.

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Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California's history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash.

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Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in Hong Kong eased weather warnings and transport slowly returned to normal in the financial hub.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China early on Monday - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in the finiancial hub of Hong Kong raised the third-highest weather warning.

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Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

AIN ISSA, SYRIA (Reuters) - A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

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California 'horror' fires burn on, 40 dead in one week

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state's worst natural disasters in years.

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Hong Kong braces for typhoon Khanun, ferries suspended

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong braced for typhoon Khanun, with authorities raising the third-highest weather warning signal early on Sunday and some transport services in the Asian financial hub shutting down because of the strong winds.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing.

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Thousands flee California fires as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast'

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Thousands flee as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast' California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Manchester City dazzle after Anfield bore draw, Chelsea lose

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City opened up a two-point lead over neighbors Manchester United at the top of the Premier League thanks to another display of scintillating brilliance in a 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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Thousands more evacuated from 'unwieldy beast' California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia forms off Azores

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia formed off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Fierce winds stir deadly California wildfires as teams search for victims

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fierce winds were expected to stir wildfires and test firefighters on Saturday in Northern California where the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history has killed 35 people and forced more than 90,000 residents from their homes.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake rumbles southern Mexico, no reports of damage

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to climb

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 34, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to rise

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 32, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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32 dead, hundreds missing as California wildfires rage

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made headway on Friday against devastating wildfires in the heart of California's wine country but said the death toll of 32 was expected to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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U.S. experts doubt EPA curbs on Monsanto, BASF herbicides will halt crop damage

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.

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Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."

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New energy vehicles top China's list of subsidy questions for U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - China sent the World Trade Organization 50 questions about U.S. subsidy programs on Friday, asking for more information on federal and state support for new energy vehicles, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture and in other areas.

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Weed killer made by Monsanto, BASF, gets 'restricted use' label for 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.

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U.S. regulator unveils new restrictions on weed killer dicamba

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.

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Charred ruins and sooty skies as California wildfires kill 31

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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Zambian villagers win right to sue Vedanta in English courts

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 Zambians can sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts over alleged pollution of their village after an appeal court on Friday threw out the miner's attempt to block their legal action.

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Zambian villagers can sue Vedanta in the UK: London's Court of Appeal

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers can pursue a claim for damages in English courts for environmental pollution after London's Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an appeal by diversified miner Vedanta.

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German renewable support fee seen easing around 1.2 percent in 2018: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A surcharge levied on German consumers to support renewable power will be reduced by around 1.2 percent next year, industry sources said on Friday.

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EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

City Kitchen: A Quick-Seared Fish That Sizzles and Satisfies

For a lean, firm fish like halibut, a fast cook followed by a buttery pan sauce and a crunchy bread crumb topping yields great results.

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EU talks over carbon trading reforms hit impasse

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

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California wildfires kill at least 31 as wind continues to fan flames

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters face another round of dry, windy conditions on Friday as they battle wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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EU talks over ETS reforms end without agreement: EU presidency

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

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Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

HANOI (Reuters) - At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday.

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California woman rescues horses, yaks and cows from deadly wildfires

(Reuters) - The acrid smell of smoke borne on hurricane-strength winds greeted horse trainer Rebecca Cushman before dawn, her phone ringing repeatedly as people frantically sought help saving their animals from California's deadly wildfires.

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Uber, Surging Outside Manhattan, Tops Taxis in New York City

The ride-sharing app has recently shifted its focus to the city’s other boroughs, leading it to a milestone: More people are using Uber than the city’s fabled yellow cabs.

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Hundreds missing, 29 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 29 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet auto fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill to make it easier for automakers to comply with federal fuel efficiency requirements, as the Trump administration considers softening standards that require nearly doubling the fuel economy of the U.S. new vehicle fleet by 2025.

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Hundreds missing, 26 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 26 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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BRIEF-City Office REIT says unit of co entered into loan agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance

* City Office REIT Inc says on Oct 5 unit of co entered into loan agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - SEC Filing

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U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted national security.

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Mandalay to build 3,000 Arizona homes with solar and Sonnen batteries

(Reuters) - German battery maker Sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner with home builder Mandalay Homes to outfit 3,000 new Arizona homes with batteries to store the excess energy generated by their rooftop solar installations.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: From China’s Artist-Activist, a Citywide Great Wall

Ai Weiwei has endured frequent gripes that his activism has got the better of his art. That gripe is unfounded.

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead as dry winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled for a fourth day on Thursday to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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Hundreds missing, 23 dead as dry gusts fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in Northern California and dry, gusty winds threatened on Thursday to push flames into the evacuated town of Calistoga.